It’s been claimed today that Strictly Come Dancing winner and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has just completed reading a book for the first time in his life, and it was in fact his own autobiography!
Louis made the revelation when asked by The Sun’s TV Biz to name his favourite book of all time.
He replied, “It would have to be my book, as it’s the first book I’ve read properly.”
The paper adds, “The gymnast also admitted he was a ‘difficult’ child, partly because he suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
Of his book, Louis: My Story So Far, which was published ten days ago, Louis recently wrote a blog for Tesco.
Here’s what he had to say…
When the Olympic Games were awarded to London back in 2005 I was sitting in my bedroom at home, just chilling and watching TV before training. My first thought was how wicked it would be to compete in a home games, and from that moment, London 2012 became my final goal, to pull me through every gruelling session in the gym.
Fast forward to 2012, my nineteen years of training had come down to a single 50 second routine on the pommel horse. I was so proud to win a silver medal in front of the amazing home fans, as well as the bronze in the team event.
After the Olympics I didn’t believe my life could get any more crazy- but it was just the beginning! By the end of the year I could add an MBE from the Queen and the Strictly glitterball trophy to my three Olympic medals.
My Story So Far is my chance to look back at a journey that has taken me from being a troublesome kid whose appetite for mischief knew no bounds to be Britain’s most successful ever gymnast. This is my story so far – I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Have you read his book yet? For now, here’s a reminder of him on Strictly…